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[audio]The African Franchise in Colonial Zimbabwe - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Luise White (U. of Florida) has published extensively on women's history, medical history, political and military history, from East Africa to Central and Southern Africa. She reveals the genealogy of her work on renegade white independence and describes the strange history of the African franchise in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. White concludes with her thoughts about where the field of African history is going.
Keywords: history; Luise White; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe
Downloads: 74
[audio]Terence Ranger and the Making of History in Africa - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Prof. Terence Ranger (Emeritus, University of Oxford) discusses his many contributions to African Studies and African History, how these themes have developed, and also his 17th book, Bulawayo Burning (2010). This is the first of three podcasts recorded at the "Making History: Terence Ranger and African Studies" conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October, 2010.
Keywords: Bulawayo; history; Terence Ranger; Zimbabwe
Downloads: 53
[audio]The African Diaspora in Britain - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Marika Sherwood (senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London) on the history of the African diaspora in Britain. She discusses aspects of her 2007 book After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807, the 1945 Pan Africanist Congress in Manchester, and Pan-African biographies. Sherwood concludes by noting the inadequate treatment of black history in the UK school curriculum.
Keywords: African diaspora; history; Marika Sherwood; pan-Africanism
Downloads: 86
[audio]Africa's Global Past - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (Loyola Marymount University) on the history and study of Africa and its Diasporas. He discusses the themes of his new book, Barack Obama and African Diasporas: Dialogues and Dissensions, as well as globalization and Africa, and changes over time in the nature and focus of African Studies.
Keywords: African diaspora; history; Obama; Paul Zeleza
Downloads: 67
[audio]Senegalese "History from Below" - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Social historian Ibrahima Thioub (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar) reflects on "history from below," French colonial prisons, African resistance, and ongoing digitization projects at UCAD. Guest co-host is Ibra Sene, a former student of Thioubâs, who is finishing a dissertation at MSUon "Crime, Punishment, and Colonization: A History of the Prison of Saint-Louis and the Development of the Penitentiary System in Senegal, ca.1860-ca.1940"
Keywords: colonialism; Dakar; digitization; GERMES; history; Ibra Sene; Ibrahima Thioub; prisons; Saint-Louis; Senegal; social history; UCAD
Downloads: 62
[audio]Ethiopian Diaspora - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Solomon Addis Getahun (Central Michigan University) discusses the history of Ethiopian immigrants and refugees in the USA. He describes the diversity of Ethiopians in the diaspora and their community organizations. For example, to overcome isolation and carve out an autonomous space within US society, in 1984 Ethiopians established the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America. Its annual football (soccer) tournament provides a festive place where Ethiopian identity is negotiated, recreated a...
Keywords: African diaspora; Ethiopia; history; identity; Solomon Getahun; sports
Downloads: 59
[audio]American Zulus and the Ash Heap of South African History - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Robert Edgar (Howard University) discusses his project on African Americans and South Africa, showing how black communities in different parts of the world engage, interact and influence each other. Edgar talks about the history of representations of the Zulu in America, and reflects on how he rescued the Prophetess Nonthetha Nkwenkwe and the African Communist Edwin Thabo Mofutsanyana from the ash heap of history...
Keywords: African Americans; history; religion; Robert Edgar; South Africa; Zulu
Downloads: 46
[audio]Garvey and the African Diaspora - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Prof. Robert A. Hill (History, UCLA) on his lifeâs work as editor of The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers, a magisterial multi-volume series published by the University of California Press since 1983. Hill discusses the origins of his interest in Garvey and the "Africa for the Africans" movement - the largest organized mass movement in black history. He sheds light on important editorial issues in the Garvey Papers project and reflects on Garvey's legacy today.
Keywords: African diaspora; history; Marcus Garvey; pan-Africanism; Robert Hill; UNIA
Downloads: 105
[audio]Amadu Bamba and the Muridiyya of Senegal - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
The inaugural episode of Africa Past and Present introduces the podcast and features an interview with University of Pennsylvania Professor Cheikh Anta Babou (MSU PhD 2002).“Africa matters,” says co-host Peter Alegi in the first segment. “It matters to America since about one in seven Americans trace their origins to the African continent. Africa also has global implications: economic, political, and cultural ones...
Keywords: Babou; David Robinson; history; Islam; Senegal; West Africa
Downloads: 17
[audio]Amadu Bamba and the Muridiyya of Senegal - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
The inaugural episode of Africa Past and Present introduces the podcast and features an interview with University of Pennsylvania Professor Cheikh Anta Babou (MSU PhD 2002). "Africa matters," says co-host Peter Alegi in the first segment. "It matters to America since about one in seven Americans trace their origins to the African continent. Africa also has global implications: economic, political, and cultural ones...
Keywords: Babou; David Robinson; history; Islam; Senegal; West Africa
Downloads: 43
[audio]Slavery in West African History - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Martin Klein (Emeritus, U. of Toronto) reflects on African history and historiography and his lifeâs work on slavery in West Africa. Klein then sheds light on his ongoing research (in cooperation with leading Africanists) on African slaves. He concludes with observations about the state of historical research in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea.
Keywords: Guinea; history; Mali; Martin Klein; Senegal; slavery; West Africa
Downloads: 171
[audio]Gender and Colonialism in Zimbabwe - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Diana Jeater on Zimbabwe's colonial history. Focus is on gender and on how culture and access to material resources shaped African lives, and on the role of African languages - and their translation by white settlers - in constructing discourses about morality. Jeater also discusses current work on private archives of Rhodesian expats in the UK, and oral histories of former members of the Rhodesian forces and the British South Africa Police.
Keywords: archives; class; colonialism; Diana Jeater; gender; oral history; Zimbabwe
Downloads: 66
[audio]Senegal, Women in Islam, Public Intellectuals, and David Robinson - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Penda Mbow (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar), prominent historian and public intellectual of Senegal, on women and Islam, intellectual history in Muslim Africa, and civil society in Senegal. She also discusses the significant contribution and role of David Robinson in African and Senegalese historiography.
Keywords: David Robinson; history; Islam; Penda Mbow; Senegal; women
Downloads: 71
[audio]Oral History and Memory Work in Africa - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Radikobo Ntsimane (UKZN School of Theology) on African voices in the history of mission hospitals in South Africa and the Sinomlando Center's "memory box" program. Ntsimane's work demonstrates how oral history is not just an intellectual practice, but also "a human encounter that can have a profound effect on people's lives." Free download of R. Ntsimane and P. Denis, "Absent Fathers: Why do men not feature in stories of families affected by HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal," in Baba: Men and Fatherhoo...
Keywords: memory; oral history; Radikobo Ntsimane; Sinomlando; South Africa
Downloads: 56
[audio]African Audiences - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Chuck Ambler (UTEP and African Studies Association president) on the work of the ASA and his ongoing research on African audiences "from Hollywood to Nollywood." He also discusses a manuscript-in-progress on mass media and popular culture in colonial and post-colonial Africa. With guest co-host Laura Fair.
Keywords: African Studies Association; audiences; Charles Ambler; film; history; mass media
Downloads: 49
[audio]Ethnicity and Power in Sudan's Past - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historians Stephanie Beswick (Ball State U.) and Jay Spaulding (Kean U.) on ethnicity, slavery, and trade in Sudan. Focus is on pre-colonial times, with an emphasis on how power relationships and economic factors influenced identity formation and political conflict. The interview was conducted at the Sudan Studies Association meeting in East Lansing.
Keywords: ethnicity; history; Jay Spaulding; slavery; Stephanie Beswick; Sudan; Sudan Studies Association
Downloads: 188
[audio]Atlantic History - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Walter Hawthorne (History, MSU) is an expert on Africa and the Atlantic World in the era of the slave trade. We talk with him (and Joseph Lauer) about the history of rice farmers on the Upper Guinea Coast and the vigorous debate over Judith Carneyâs âBlack Riceâ thesis. Hawthorne closes by describing his forthcoming book Forging a Creole Atlantic: Africans on the Upper Guinea Coast, in Portugal and in Amazonia, 1650-1830.
Keywords: Atlantic; Balanta; history; Joseph Lauer; Judith Carney; rice; slavery; Walter Hawthorne
Downloads: 41
[audio]Popular Politics in Southern Africa - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Paul Landau (University of Maryland) on rethinking the broad history of Southern Africa from 1400 to 1948. His new book re-asserts African agency by seeing Africans in motion, coming out of their own past. Drawing on oral traditions, genealogies, 19th-century conversations, and other sources, Landau highlights the resilience of African political cultures and their adeptness at incorporating diverse peoples.
Keywords: history; missionaries; Paul Landau; political culture; South Africa; Southern Africa; tribe
Downloads: 66
[audio]Africa and the Indian Ocean - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Historian Ned Alpers (UCLA) on changing trends in Indian Ocean history and Africa's centrality within it. Drawing from over three decades of research and a recently published book, Alpers discusses east African views of the Indian Ocean; slavery and the slave trade; resistance and agency. He concludes by reflecting on the daunting challenges and exciting opportunities facing Indian Ocean historians today...
Keywords: Eastern Africa; history; Indian Ocean; Ned Alpers; resistance; slave trade; slavery
Downloads: 71
[audio]South Africa - New Histories - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Jabulani Sithole (UKZN) on why history matters in South Africa. Sithole discusses his journey from activist to historian, and his research on the ANC and labor unions in KwaZulu-Natal, part of SADETâs landmark The Road to Democracy in South Africa series. He elaborates on Zulu identities and his role in renaming streets in Pietermaritzburg.
Keywords: African National Congress; history; Jabulani Sithole; KwaZulu-Natal; SADET; South Africa
Downloads: 61
[audio]South African Cultural Heritage - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Narissa Ramdhani (Ifa Lethu CEO) - South African historian, archivist, and cultural heritage specialist - discusses her studies in exile in the USA and how she coordinated the return of 7 million documents from African National Congress offices in 33 countries to Johannesburg. The collection is now housed at the University of Fort Hare. Ramdhani then describes Ifa Lethu's repatriation of South African apartheid-era art and its wider social impact.
Keywords: African National Congress; art; heritage; history; Ifa Lethu; Narissa Ramdhani; South Africa; University of Fort Hare
Downloads: 45
[audio]Nigeria, Gender, Labor, and Environment - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Judith Byfield (History, Cornell) on the social and economic history of women and the environment in Nigeria. She elaborates on the role of the prominent Kuti family and also on the origins of her scholarly interest in Africa. The interview was recorded during Dr. Byfield's visit to Michigan State University where she delivered the 2010 ASA Presidential Lecture.
Keywords: African Studies Association; climate change; environment; gender; history; Judith Byfield; labor; Nigeria; women
Downloads: 288
[audio]Garvey in Africa - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Dr. Robert Vinson (History, College of William and Mary) on the spread of Garveyism in South Africa and its political and cultural impact. Vinson explains how black men and women in the 1920s and 30s appropriated Garvey's ideas of racial pride, pan-Africanism, and modernity to sustain themselves and to propel South Africa's struggle for freedom.
Keywords: history; Marcus Garvey; pan-Africanism; religion; resistance; Robert Vinson; South Africa; UNIA
Downloads: 95
[audio]Malawi's Environmental History - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Dr. Wapu Mulwafu (Univ. of Malawi) on African environmental history. Mulwafu discusses the history of water use and management in Malawi, focusing on political and religious aspects of soil conservation and the importance of indigenous ecological knowledge and practices. He closes with insights on the challenges of "doing history" in Malawi.
Keywords: conservation; environmental history; malawi; University of Malawi; Wapu Mulwafu; water
Downloads: 53
[audio]Zulu Intellectual History - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Hlonipha Mokoena (Anthropology, Columbia U.) on her new book: Magema Fuze: The Making of a Kholwa Intellectual (2011). Explains the rise of a black intelligentsia in 19th- and early 20th-century South Africa through the remarkable life of Fuze, the first Zulu-speaker to publish a book in the language: Abantu Abamnyama Lapa Bavela Ngakona / The Black People and Whence They Came
Keywords: anthropology; Fuze; history; Hlonipha Mokoena; South Africa; Zulu
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[audio]African Soccerscapes - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Peter Alegi discusses his book manuscript in process African Soccerscapes: Sport, Race, Nation, and Capitalism (Ohio University Press, forthcoming in 2009). Guest host Solomon Getahun and Peter Limb talk with Alegi about football and anti-colonial nationalism in Nigeria, Algeria, and South Africa; the history of migration of African players to Europe; and South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup.
Keywords: 2010 World Cup; African nationalism; Algeria; football; history; Nigeria; Peter Alegi; soccer; Solomon Getahun; South Africa
Downloads: 50
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